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Royale Eatery & Royale Kitchen

6 Reviews
Burgers, Pizzas, Vegan food, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0214224536 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12noon to 11.30pm

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Menu

Menu - Royale Eatery - Menu  - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R120 avg main meal
Food
Burgers, Pizzas, Vegan food, Vegetarian
Corkage
R45
Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Business meetings, Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Location and contact

273 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Lindsay September

You go to Royale for the burgers and they don’t disappoint, at least in terms of the number of options available.

Food
Go with beef, chicken, fish, lamb, ostrich, vegetarian or vegan patties. The beef options range from the ordinary – comprising toppings of caramelised onions, gherkins and garlic aioli with various types of cheeses – to patties blended with ingredients like chorizo and chillies. The El Burro is one such burger, its 160g beef patty made with chorizo, chillies and coriander. It’s topped with mozzarella cheese, roast tomato salsa and guacamole. The patty, perfectly cooked to medium, is fantastic with their basting. It melts in your mouth and though all the accompanying flavours are enjoyable, they play second fiddle to such a moreish patty.
It’s sad, then, that the cooking of the burgers isn’t consistent. Another burger – the Miss Piggy, which comes with caramelised onions, bacon and guacamole – is too well done in the centre. The bacon is also overcooked. It’s saved by some truly yummy caramelised onions and guacamole. The burgers come with salad, chips or sweet potato chips. The chips are enjoyable but rather limp and could definitely use some more seasoning. (They come with little holders of tomato sauce, sweet chilli sauce and whipped cream. Use as you will.)
Vegetarians and vegans have plenty of burger options, with patties made of soya mince, lentils, roasted veg, beans, chickpeas, tofu and more. The upper floor’s menu also features pizzas.
There are two desserts on the menu: a Lindt chocolate brownie and malva pudding, both served with ice cream. If you have any affinity for chocolate, the brownie is the one to go for. It’ll satisfy your craving for the rest of the month.

Drinks
There’s a little bit of everything, to suit whatever your heart desires. Have a smoothie, milkshake (normal or vegan), cocktail, craft beer, craft cider, coffee, tea or a glass of wine. Expect names like Paul Cluver, Saronsberg, Newton Johnson, Fairview and Nitida. A handful are available by the glass.

Service
The staff are quirky but friendly. The kitchen and paying system in general is not set up for any modifications to the menu, so be prepared to receive a slightly befuddled explanation from your waiter if you’d like your vegan shake in one of the normal shake flavours, or anything of the like. Service is fairly slow but the restaurant is full at lunchtime, so it’s to be expected.

Ambience
Despite being on a main road, Royale is fairly homely, especially if you sit in the more secluded back section where it’s quieter. Else sit in the front section, where there’s certainly a vibe, or at one of the few tables outside. There are quirky wall hangings, light fixtures and plants. You’ll feel like you’re over at your hipster friend’s cosy apartment. This is not the spot for your Instagram-goals post – the food is meant to be eaten, so get to doing so instead of trying to force a flattering shot.

Best for...
Sating a burger craving.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    The Royale Eatery never disappoints. From the start, the service is professional and friendly, the restaurant always lively with a welcome busy hum and the burgers always the same quality, whether vegetarian or meat.
    Best burgers in town in this quant little gem of a restaurant
    Best burger experience I have ever had.
    I have been a faithful Royale "Eater" for the last 7 years. I frequent the restaurant simply because it has the best burgers in town. While I am not vegan or vegetarian, I appreciate the fact that the restaurant has gone out of its way to cater for those of us who are not carnivores. This is my only gripe. The only downside is that the burgers seem to go through a downsize or have gone through a downsize of sorts. I (and others also attest to this) distinctly remember the burgers were larger. While the size has been compromised, the taste has not. The taste, succulence and decadence of the burgers has remained consistent. The service is always excellent and I have never had a complaint about this. (I have eaten at this place many many times and even know some of the waitresses by name.) This is one of my favourite places in town and I will continue to visit it on a regular basis. Even if the burgers are getting skinnier ;)
    The burgers are the best in the business,the staff is awesome and rates 100% for customer service,the menu is well done and easy to read and the burgers are definetly top notch and I will definetly recomend my friends to frequent the eatery.

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